Iata has agreed a partnership with testing provider Eurofins to incorporate its Covid-19 testing network into the Iata Travel Pass certification app.
Eurofins is described as “a leader in bio-analytical testing with 800 laboratories across 50 countries”.
Under the partnership, Eurofins’ portfolio “encompassing multiple test types and hundreds of Covid-19 sampling stations globally” will be made available through the Iata Travel Pass.
A number of airlines have already announced plans to trial the app in the coming weeks.
Willie Walsh, Iata director general, said: “Verified testing is the immediate solution to give governments the confidence to open their borders to travellers. Iata Travel Pass aims to make it as simple as possible for travellers to locate certified laboratories and securely receive the test results that governments require.
“Our partnership with Eurofins is another mark of quality for Iata Travel Pass which is being built to the highest data security and privacy standards. Adding the extensive Eurofins network to the initiative will help travellers more conveniently adjust their travel preparations to meet the Covid-19 requirements.”
Gilles Martin, Eurofins chief executive, said: “Fast, secure, high-quality testing is a critical element in the fight against the pandemic and enabling the return to normalised travel.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Iata and to support the Iata Travel Pass, to provide the testing gold standard to ensure people can travel with security and confidence.”